There are so many ways to get scammed when buying or selling on Craig’s List but here is one that one of my customers fell vitctim to. He posted an item for sale and had an out-of-state buyer quickly purchase the item. The buyer owed my customer $50.00 but when he got the check it was written for $500.00. My customer called the buyer and the buyer asked him to deposit the check and then wire him the difference. Well, the check bounced, so my customer lost $500.00. The best thing to do when buying or selling on Craig’s list is to only deal with people you meet in person inside a very public place and preferably have another person along with you. Don’t ever agree to wire money or accept checks, including cashier’s checks and money orders, which are easily faked.
Craig’s List Scam
January 28, 2013 by